The guide will collect you at 6:45 in the morning with our private van, which will take us to Pampa San Miguel, where we begin our descent into the canyon. After about 4 hours of trekking we will arrive to the first community, San Juan de Chuccho (2350 m.s.n.m), where we will see the Colca river and take a rest. Here we have lunch. We then continue for one more hour to another community named Cosñirhua (2550 m.s.n.m.). and after another rest we continue our trek for 20 minutes to the next community, Malata (2550 m.s.n.m). Along the way the guide will explain about life in these communities and about the flora and fauna we will see. We then continue walking for 1½ hours until we arrive at an oasis named Sangalle 2160 m.s.n.m). We spend the night here in the oasis lodge, giving you the chance to relax in the oasis and enjoy the beautiful surrounding.
After waking up very early in the morning we will begin our ascent at 4:00 or 4:30 towards the town of Cabanconde, this will take us about 3 hours, depending on the speed of the group. We will arrive at about 7:00 in the morning and have breakfast. We will then take our van over to la Cruz Del Condor, where we will stay for around an hour, giving you a chance to see the condors and have an excellent view of the canyon. Following the Cruz Del Condor we head to Chivay, the capital of the province and then onto the hot waters of la Calera (35 ºC), very recommendable after a long trek! We then return to Chivay to have lunch before taking our van back to Arequipa, arriving around 6:00 in the evening. The van can drop you off back at your hotel.
We go straight to Cabanaconde and hike the steeper but shorter route directly down to the oasis. We spend the night here before following the same schedule for Day 2.
As we use private transport we can be much more flexible than other companies. If there is anything that you want to stop and see/photograph along the journey, just let our guide and driver know.
In the last few years we have been working hard to become one of the best and most responsible tour operators in Arequipa. Since we operate all our tours on our own, we have the fool control of the quality and service. The most important thing for us is that our clients enjoy fully our service. Also important is that everybody involved in the operation is well treated and cared for (guides, local people...). All our guides are fairly paid and well treated. They work with a lot of passion and joy for our company Land Adventures.
Before making a reservation with Land Adventures it is important and helpful to read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) . This will already help answer any queries that you may have about our services or about the trekking.
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|Number of participants||2 minimum||3 to 4||5 or more|
|Price in US$||300 $||250 $||200 $|